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Close combat and spells

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Slokarij, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Slokarij

    Slokarij Guest

    I have wish to combine Spellweaving and Close combat style.
    But I dont know, how can built it.

    First my built:
    Classic warrior + spellweaving (700 skillcup, 120 mace, 80 focus)
    - macefighting
    - tactics
    - anatomy
    - healing
    - focus
    - spellrezist
    - spellweaving

    But I dont know if can work it.
    Spellweaving have very expensive spells for in Mana cost.
    Few battle spells as - attuned weapon and fire weapon. Good regeneration spell (gift of renewal) and summon.
    Maybe better have it meditation?

    And second question, can I have combination spellweaving with other special abilites as Bushido or Ninjitsu? (Chivalry and Necromancery no)
    And how is better choose of weapon?

    Pleas, can you give me some suggestion?

    (I am sorry for my bad English)
  2. Klapauc

    Klapauc Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
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    I think mace figthing and healing are a bad combination for a spellcasting warrior.First,there are no fast one handed maces in game,for all of them you need lots of stamina to swing them fast.But you will need a one handed weapon to be able to use potions,because only with healing you wont get very far.
    Second,you will need 140 dex for max speed bandages,leaving very little room for a useful amount of mana.
    Third,you want meditation instead of focus,because meditation doubles your mana regenaration rate compared to focus.
    Fourth,you got nearly no protection against physical attacks,getting hit alot means your slow spellweaving spells getting disrupted alot.
    Then,your damage output will be very low,because no chivalry means no consecrate weapon and no bushido means no perfection bonus and no lighting strike.
    Also,its hard enough to build a melee warrior with resisting spells,for a spellcasting warrior where you need even more skillpoints you need to learn how to live without it.
    For a spellcasting warrior that already has high mana,meditation and high fc/fcr,chivalry is really the best option to heal.
    Something that could somewhat work would be (i am assuming a pvm warrior here):
    120 swords
    120 ninjitsu
    100 bushido
    90 tactics
    100 spellweaving
    100 meditation
    70 + chiv

    Let me explain. I did choose swords,because you could be using bokutos. They are one handed,very fast and have the feint special that reduces your received damage by 50% for 6 seconds.A bokuto swings at max speed with 90 stamnia,needing very low dexterity,you get more points to put into int.
    Ninjitsu over parry+bushido combo because you can use a shield now for additional mods (will need fc1,perfect with hci and dci).In SA client,make macro for drop shield,chug potion,equip shield,its very fast.At 120 ninjitsu there is a 90% chance your mirror images will take the hit from a physical attack.Combine this with hla on weapon and you get enough time to cast your spells without disruption from physical attacks.
    Bushido for the 100% damage bonus from honoring your opponent and perfection.Also some specials like lighthning strike and momentum strike.And confidence of course because it heals through everything.
    90 tactics at minimum,gives you access to all weapon specials,100 gives a nice damage bonus.
    A minimum of 70 chivalry for all the useful spells.
    Try to get to 4/6 casting,this should be easy with imbuing (fc1 on weapon and shield,2/6 casting on jewelry),gives you nearly instant close wounds.You will be casting a lot of spells during combat,so max fc/fcr is really needed.Because you are going to consume a high amount of mana,you may want mana leech on your weapon.To make it work,hit always and hit hardest possible.So high hci and hld.
    And this is still a template that is very inefficient,but could be interesting to play.
  3. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Hm... half tempted to alter my template from
    120 swords
    120 bushido
    110 parry
    100 tactics
    70 Chiv
    100 Necro
    100 SS

    and trade Parry for spellweaving.

    You'll be running in Wraith Form to steal back mana, and you'll be using Curse weapon primarily for healing, and Chiv and confidence and SS for backup.
  4. Slokarij

    Slokarij Guest

    Both are interest template, thank you.

    Hmm but in first template, I havent chivalry because I play RolePlaying...I dont like paladins, chivaliers and any holy, order boys.
    But thank you, for suggestion.
    Now, I know, thats I need swordsmanship or fencing. Dont healing, its very slow. And using meditaion, because have it better mana regeneration.

    Second template is good...maybe change for me...chivalry for focus...more mana regeneration. And necromancery only 60 for wraith form and curse weapon.
    And for free points take parry

    120 sword
    120 bushido
    110 spellweaving
    100 tactics
    100 spirit speak
    60 necromancery
    100 focus / 100 parry
    10 points free - +10 spellweaving???

    And I have question...what is better for mana regeneration.
    Wraith form with mana leech
    Vampire form + focus (vampire form have passive mana regen)
  5. Klapauc

    Klapauc Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
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    The necro template is a bit easier.
    Wraith form + 100 ss leech 20% of your damage done as mana back,this may be better for your purpose.But its true mana leech,taking mana directly off your opponent.
    Take parry instead of focus,refresh your stamina from stamina leech on weapon and refresh pots.
    You will run into some problems without consecrate weapon,so start collecting weapons with high elemental damage to imbue them.
    There is probably no need for meditation if you have mana leech on weapon and additional mana leech from wraith form.
  6. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    and a bit of a caution. If the enemy has no mana, you can't steal it.
    ... which isnt so bad cause you always have the weapon skill more than capable of killing.
    Don't really run into this problem unless I'm chaining AIs.
  7. Slokarij

    Slokarij Guest

    hmm, it was be hard defending against magi...
    I havent spell rezist, and this ability is good to pvp. How can I defead the spellcaster?